SELECTED ARTISTS

J-Sands
J-SandsClass is in session'I’m going back to the school of getting music out. I think people don’t understand how hard it is to get a professional album out, with guests and proper mixes. So old school, new school needs to learn that.'POSTED 10|01|2010
J-Sands
J-SandsWhat is good music?'Music you like to hear again and again.'POSTED 09|02|2005
J-Zone
J-ZoneIn the zone with... Captain Backslap aka the Tom Jones of Rap'Don't front, I'm bein serious. Vanilla Ice could flow. I hate soundin like a bitter old man, but most dudes rhymin now is trash, so in retrospect Vanilla Ice wasn't that bad. If he came out now, he'd be pretty decent.'POSTED 07|15|2005
J-Zone
J-ZoneThe Storyteller'We've been trained to believe that you have to be as famous as Jay-Z, Kanye, Common, LL Cool J, or 50 Cent to tell your story. If you only sold 1000 CD's but you have a great story, you shouldn't feel like you have no right to put it on paper. 'POSTED 12|30|2011
Jai Nitai Lotus
Jai Nitai Lotus'Spirituality is a part of everyone, but it needs to be awoken''When you run into an animated discussion here in Belgium, there's two subjects you're gonna talk about: crisis and language. Being an independent, English-speaking MC/producer from Canada, Montreal, Jai Nitae knows all about it. Being creative, expressive and spiritual helps him to tackle these issues.'POSTED 11|26|2012
Jawn P
Jawn PPeace of mind'We always looked up to crews like RSO and Gang Starr, so when we released ‘Peace Of Mind’ and started getting mentioned in the same sentence with them, it was quite an honour. 'POSTED 09|01|2008
Jeff Spec
Jeff SpecNo trick, just kicks'When I was younger, I always had wack sneakers because it's all my moms could afford, so I'd have whatever was on sale, like $30 or $40 maximum. But when I first started buying what I wanted, and having my own money, I got into Air Forces.'POSTED 09|01|2010
Jerneye
JerneyeA man and a vision'I had a lot of fun working on my last record but experienced some personal changes since then that resulted in the intensity of making this one. We sometimes create a facade to hide what happens internally. With 'Vision' I wanted both the joy and the pain present.'POSTED 09|01|2009
JMega
JMegaA True Master Of Ceremony'With the track ‘Game Of Death’, he was one of the highlight features on our latest mix CD. We're talkin about Los Angeles MC JMega, one third of the crew True Masterz. Solo and with his crew, Mega already released quite a lot of records –check Bandcamp! 'POSTED 01|31|2012
JR&PH7
JR&PH7The Good Life According To JR&PH7'We are happy for everybody who likes our music and supports it in any way, but we are realistic enough to know where we are at in the big picture. It seems that we might not have millions of fans but the people who do make an effort to check for our music, all seem to be quite happy about it.’'POSTED 11|05|2012
Junk Science
Junk ScienceNuclear family brew: a degustation'We both were sitting on the couch, drinking beer, listening to a mix of what we had of the album so far when we said aloud ‘Man, that'd be cool if we had our own beer!’.'POSTED 12|01|2007
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

FROM the vaults

Asheru on African identity:interview from 2013
Exileinterview from 2011
Granddaddy I.U.interview from 2006
Zion Iinterview from 2012